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    Yes the bruises on the arm aren't too bad, you can get a forearm protector which helps. The other thing worth getting is a chest guard, especially the lady archers, catching a nipple with the bow string is a very painful experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    Yes the bruises on the arm aren't too bad, you can get a forearm protector which helps. The other thing worth getting is a chest guard, especially the lady archers, catching a nipple with the bow string is a very painful experience
    Aye. Although I've not found it an issue so far. The bruises are pretty epic though - they don't hurt as much as they look like they might (although repeatedly thwacking the same spot becomes very sore) but they are glorious and purple and blotchy.

    Also, try to pull with the back and shoulders, not the arms.

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    OMG! So I had my first session yesterday booked at 2020archery.co.uk and I loved it. A group of 11 roughly we all got the h&s talk and then the general gist of archery got sized up with the right arrows and recurve bows. More or less with guidance from the tutor we started to shoot. I need to learn to relax! as I keep being tense and not keeping my 'T-Form' apart from that was going awesome. The course I am on is five, two hour weekend sessions which cost 125. Cannot wait for next week

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    Week 2 learned to string the recurve bow and place and use a sight. Getting there! still only shooting to half of the sports hall but working on where my grouping of arrows is falling so can readjust either myself or the sight. ImageUploadedByEduGeek1370805039.434413.jpg

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    not bad for your second weekend, infact, thats better than what I did on my 2nd week! Well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    not bad for your second weekend, infact, thats better than what I did on my 2nd week! Well done
    Thanks I am loving it so far!

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    One thing you will notice though, is going from plastic/metal composite arrows to wood arrows, there is a big difference, in feel, weight, and how it flies. Where the composite arrows are pretty rigid throughout the whole process from drawing to firing to hitting the target, the wooden ones can bend during flight (and if you watch on slomo, that is pretty fun!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    One thing you will notice though, is going from plastic/metal composite arrows to wood arrows, there is a big difference, in feel, weight, and how it flies. Where the composite arrows are pretty rigid throughout the whole process from drawing to firing to hitting the target, the wooden ones can bend during flight (and if you watch on slomo, that is pretty fun!)
    Cool will bear that in mind. I am just glad I actually put my foot down and finally gave it a go after so many years.

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    North-ict glad you are enjoying your beginners course if you want to do some practice at home a low poundage resistance band will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOrdan01070 View Post
    North-ict glad you are enjoying your beginners course if you want to do some practice at home a low poundage resistance band will help.
    You can buy training bands and stuff but tbh, a piece of PVC pipe and a resistance band are cheaper and have the same effect.

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    You'd be surprised at the PVC pipe. Whilst it can be brittle, it can easily handle some poundage and is enough to kill a deer (and respectively humans, and any animal smaller than a deer).

    I know from experience, having been on a primitive hunt before, and they hung a pig carcass up, and a PVC pipe was comparable to a longbow.

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    so just to dig up a year old thread

    who's still shooting?

    and if not why not?

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    I wish, I miss archery, bows and time are so expencive though

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    to coin a phrase " it's my me time" I only get down the club once a week and it shows in my scores but it's my time off from everything and I get grumpy without it

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodham View Post
    I get grumpy without it
    I start off grumpy, they don't want me anywhere near lethal projectile weapons

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